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How To Install Fifth Wheel Hitch Rails In A Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Short Bed

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I have a 2017 2500HD gaz crew cab short box and was wondering where I install the rails. Is there a measurement from the back of the box?

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The installation of your fifth wheel hitch rails will be specific to your vehicle and will include centering the rails and your hitch in your truck bed. You will start by measuring the distance from the farthest back part of the bed, not including the tailgate, to the specific measurement for your truck and bed length to center the rear rail in your truck box (this will be in the installation instructions). Then use your fifth wheel hitch as a guide to position the front rail and a tape measure to measure diagonally and square things up.

I have attached a set of instructions for the Curt Custom Installation Kit, Item # C16411-204, that fits your 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 as an example for you to review.

I have also attached an article and an installation video that will hopefully help.

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